Opposition is an inevitable part of life. It’s also code for opportunity. When opposition comes, we can sit down and cry like a baby or we can stand up and say, “Okay, Lord, with you I know we’ve got this handled.”
And then we can go and chop off the arms of all who dare oppose us.
Just kidding. (Unless you live in a social media world. It kinda feels like that’s how things go there sometimes.) That’s not really the lesson we learn in this Book of Mormon story about Ammon guarding the king’s flocks.
Seriously though, when we seek to do God’s will, and trust Him to lead us in our biggest trials, He will help us to do what we need to. Still, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Just please don’t stand around feeling sorry for yourself. That gets you nowhere. And by “you” , I mean me.
“27 Therefore, as Ammon and the servants of the king were driving forth their flocks to this place of water, behold, a certain number of the Lamanites, who had been with their flocks to water, stood and scattered the flocks of Ammon and the servants of the king, and they scattered them insomuch that they fled many ways. 28 Now the servants of the king began to murmur, saying: Now the king will slay us, as he has our brethren because their flocks were scattered by the wickedness of these men. And they began to weep exceedingly, saying: Behold, our flocks are scattered already…”
Alma 17:27–28 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/17?verse=27-28&lang=eng#p27
So this is happening in my old neighborhood. I’m not sure how it got city approval. Oh, dear. I honestly don’t think even the restaurant owners realize what they have done, since they are immigrants.